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Richmond Rotary Club
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Fri, December 04 12:00 PM PT
TO Mon, December 14 12:00 AM PT

Richmond Rotary Holiday Auction

We can't be together this year, but that can't stop us from having fun and raising funds! Pour yourself a glass of boozy eggnog and check out some great items for a great cause.


Bonus! The online platform allows us to extend the auction fun for a whole week and makes it easier for us to invite family and friends outside of the Richmond Rotary Club to participate. 


Instructions on how to bid on items and how to share the auction link will be covered at the December 4th Zoom meeting.


Happy Holidays!


All ticket sales are stopped at this time. You can still make a donation. Please contact the event organizers if you have any questions.
Free Auction Access

This "ticket" gives you access to Richmond Rotary Club's (virtual) holiday auction.

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Event Offers

$200 The Contractors' Lunch

Erle and Jonathon once again toss down the gauntlet. Can the Club's die-hards outlast one another despite the abuse to which they've subjected their bodies to over the years? Up to 10 people - get your spot now!

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$100 Guided Birding Trip

In years past, Nick Despota offered guided birding trips for our auctions. Today, owing to Covid limits on indoor gatherings, the great outdoors seems greater than ever. So Nick again offers an expert-guided birding trip, this time to Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Instead of the usual focus on species count, this trip will highlight perception. Similar to recognizing a friend on the street, identifying a bird in the wild depends on an integration of sense impressions: a glimpse of a black-white streak, a rattling trill, a rustle of grasses. Enhancing moment-to-moment awareness is the goal of our trip. Maximum of 6 participants.

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$100 Lau's Luau

Celebrate our 50th state's 62nd Admissions Day on August 21, 2021. Enjoy cocktails, pupus (appetizers) and dinner. This is an outdoor activity that will follow whatever health guidelines are in effect at that time. Okole Maluna (bottoms up)! Aloha! 12 seats available.

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$300 Fleet Week Sailboat Outing

Mark Howe invites you to watch the Fleet Week air show from the water on his sail boat, lunch and drinks provided. Past acts included the Blue Angels, trickster bi-planes, parachuters, and big jets.

The likely date is the first or second Saturday in October, 2021. Limited to 8 guests.

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$250 Custom Portraits, 1-2 people

A one-of-a-kind work that you’ll appreciate forever: a drawing of yourself, your family, or your grandchildren by our very own Alan Blavins.

No contact art! Alan will create each work from a high-resolution photograph you submit.

Offering up to 6 portraits, up to 2 people in each portrait.

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$75 Zoom Cooking Class & Wine Pairing

Marsha Tomassi (former Richmonder & owner of Ultimate Inner Cook) invites you to connect your kitchen and her's via Zoom for a one of a kind group cooking class. Join Marsha as she guides you through 3 - 4 items (app, salad, main and dessert) and passes on some cooking tidbits. Sip wine - paired to the menu - along the way!

Sample menu*:

An Italian Evening

Baked Medjool Date Stuffed with Meyer Lemon Zested Burrata and Prosciutto
Sicilian Carrot Salad
Puttanesca Pasta
Bursted Berries!

* menu subject to change based on ingredient availability

What you get:
Access for 2 via zoom
Two bottles of wine paired with the final menu
An ingredients list
A fun experience in your kitchen!

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$35 Pickle Ball Clinic & Lunch

Join Darlene Drapkin for some serious outdoor fun! The Intro Pickleball Clinic will be held on a Saturday (TBD) at Richmond’s Booker T Anderson Park.

Pickleball is a mish mash of badminton, tennis, and ping pong and it’s the fastest growing sport in the country. Pickleball is easy to learn and offers great exercise, yet won’t wear you out. It's a great outdoor activity that’s enjoyed by entire families!

The package includes lunch: tacos from Richmond’s El Garage and agua fresca!

12 people max, $45 buy in per person

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$75 Hiroshima Survivor Trees

Botanists and historians take note: these camphor trees are descendants of those that survived the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. During the 2017 Rotary convention in Atlanta, survivor trees were planted at the Carter Presidential Library to instill hope for a more peaceful world.


Up to 4 trees available. Each camphor tree comes with a plaque, stake and book. They range in height from 4 to 6 feet.


Truely inestimable value, but you can care for a piece of history for $75. Note: Shipping and handling from Atlanta may cost $30 - $50 additionally, depending on tree size.


Donated by Steve Leeper, WE Rotary, c/o Pierre Thompson 

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$20 Blossoms & Thorns Notecard Reprint

Jan Brown is offering a reprint of the quality note card sets featuring images from the original Richmond Art Center exhibit “Blossoms and Thorns” in 2010.

These images capture the melancholy beauty of wild roses that continued to thrive in the abandoned greenhouses in what is now known as Miraflores, the site of the former Sakai and Oishi nurseries in Richmond.

Photographs courtesy of local photographers: Ellen Gailing, Fletcher Oakes, Ken Osborne and Matt Matsuoka in honor of Richmond Rotary’s 100th Anniversary and the Miraflores Centennial Project 2020. Printing by local union printer.

Eight cards with envelopes.

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Giving Levels

$90 Buy a Kid a Bike

Each year hundreds of families sign up for the Richmond Fire & Police Holiday Program to receive toys and food for their children and a chance to win a bike. Bikes are given away by lottery...some kids get bikes...and some don't. Let's make sure more kids DO. 

Each donation of $90.00 purchases one bike and helmet!

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Richmond Rotary Club Santina Rohner Moran 408-621-3738
Background photo by Joanna Kosinska / Unsplash